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May 22, 2015

 

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Ekphrasis: The Parlor Game That Ensures Long Life

Ten Bloomington poets took a cue from ten paintings by local artists to create new poems "just loosely tied to the original, that take on a life of their own."

May 18, 2015

 

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Subterfuge Hits Home In Uncle Anton’s Atomic Bomb

Family secrets are compounded by context in Ian Woollen's third novel, which begins in the battened-down '50s.

March 3, 2015

 

 high school student competes at state poetry contest

Off The Page, On The Stage, To Where It’s Needed Most

Poetry Out Loud, the national recitation contest, inspires local high schooler Phiona Raffington to plunge into words and create community among her peers.

February 2, 2015

 

Janet Cheatham Bell

Author Janet Cheatham Bell On Writing and Agency

In “Not All Poor People are Black And Other Things We Need to Think More About," Indiana author Janet Cheatham Bell interrogates assumptions, including her own.

December 23, 2014

 

Women Writing for a Change

Women Spin A Common Thread From The Inside, Out

Whether joining Women Writing For A Change for the pen and paper to write home--or to refine their prose-- most emerge with a stronger voice and community.

December 17, 2014

 

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Poetry Shines Light On Nadine Pinede’s Invisible Disability

Author Nadine Pinede's fibromyalgia has affected her writing in a surprising way.

December 12, 2014

 

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Talking Hoosier History With James Madison

An Indiana historian returns with a new look at the state's past.

October 28, 2014

 

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Taming The Beast: Storyzilla Refines The Art Of Storytelling

It's no monster, but Storyzilla is definitely giving the traditional definition of storytelling a good shake-up.

October 8, 2014

 

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Vintage, A Reading By 5 Women Poets

Poet Antonia Mathew says a poem begins with a tap on the shoulder from the muse. Helen May describes the impetus as more of a kick from her surroundings.

August 22, 2014

 

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The Writers Guild at Bloomington Stages Spoken Word

Well honed stories, thoughtful poetry and the excitement of "poetry on demand"

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